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Greg Brown signs with agent, will enter NBA Draft

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Texas forward Greg Brown III announced Thursday he is declaring for the NBA Draft and will sign with an agent.

Brown played in 26 games at Texas, starting 24. In 21 minutes per game, he averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from distance.

While he entered with five-star accolades and is still holds a good chance of being selected in the NBA Draft, he is unlikely to live up to his first-round billing he entered the 40 Acres with.

High-flying dunks and elite athleticism were hallmarks of Brown’s game, including an emphatic dunk against Baylor in the Erwin Center. His first 10 games were sizzling, including a career high 24-point performance in a win over Oklahoma State. He also pulled down 14 rebounds.

Brown recorded four double-doubles during his 26-game career, and notched a career high four blocks against Texas Tech in Austin. His most efficient game came in Manhattan, Kan. when he scored 17 points on 75 percent shooting, including 4-of-5 from distance.

As the year carried on, his efficiency and impact began to wane. He became a near non-factor toward the end of the year after leaving the bench area in anger during the Big 12 tournament. From that point on, former head coach Shaka Smart limited his minutes, including just six in both the Big 12 Tournament Championship and Texas’ first round loss in the NCAA Tournament.

He was heavily recruited out of Vandegrift High School in Austin, choosing the Longhorns over Memphis, Kentucky, and an opportunity to play in the NBA G-League.

Brown is the third player from Texas’ 2020-21 roster to declare for the NBA Draft, joining guard Matt Coleman and fellow forward Kai Jones.

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